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Tuesday, December 8, 2015

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Our next Council for International Trade Update will publish on Tuesday, January 5, 2016.

From all of us at the California Chamber of Commerce, we wish you a happy holiday season and a wonderful, healthy, and prosperous new year!

Susanne Stirling, Vice President, International Affairs
Mary Watts, Assistant, International Affairs

Ann Amioka, Vice President, Communications
Steve Dormann, Managing Web Editor
Sara Espinosa, Publications Editor
Neil Ishikawa, Art Director
Cheryl O’Neal, Communications Assistant


CalChamber Council for International Trade hosts International Breakfast Friday, December 4, featuring British Consul General Priya Guha and GO-Biz Deputy Director of International Affairs Brian Peck.

Consul General Priya Guha Consul General Priya Guha address CalChamber CIT
Priya Guha and Mark Jansen From left to right, British Consul General Priya Guha and Mark Jansen, President of Blue Diamond Growers and Chair, CalChamber Council for international Trade

Consul General Guha provided insight on California relations with the U.K. and Europe, as well as information about the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (T-TIP). Brian Peck gave a brief update on the international activities of GO-Biz.

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CalChamber Companies in the News

Vatican appoints PricewaterhouseCoopers to audit accounts
BBC News, December 5, 2015

Chinese sales surge for Toyota, Honda in November
Nikkei Asian Review, December 3, 2015

Trade Policy

President Signs CalChamber-Supported Ex-Im Bank Reauthorization
CalChamber, December 8, 2015

Export-Import Bank Is Revived
Wall Street Journal, December 4, 2015

Rep. Maxine Waters an unlikely leader in fight to reopen Export-Import Bank
Los Angeles Times, December 2, 2015

From the World Trade Organization

DG Azevêdo urges flexibility and political will for a successful Ministerial Conference

Arbitrator issues report in “COOL” case between US, Mexico and Canada

Trade Policy Review: Haiti

From the White House

Address to the Nation by the President

The Employment Situation in November

Here's What You Need to Know about the U.S. Visa Waiver Program:

From the U.S. Department of Commerce

U.S. Remains No. 1 Choice for Foreign Investment – New Stats Released

SelectUSA’s First-Ever Canada Conference – Greater Opportunity for the U.S.-Canada Commercial Relationship

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker Addresses President's Export Council

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Prtizker Closing Press Conference Remarks at the 26th Session of the U.S.-China Joint Commission on Commerce and Trade

TPP Founder Chile: Partner, Investor, Client, Supplier, and Friend
By Ambassador Hammer, U.S. Ambassador to Chile, ITA Blog, December 1, 2015

From the U.S. Trade Representative

Remarks by Ambassador Michael Froman to the U.S.-Israel Business Initiative

Trade Agreements

U.S. officials seek business help to sell Pacific trade pact
Reuters, December 3, 2015

Businsses Need a New Global Trade Deal
Wall Street Journal, December 3, 2015


U.S. gains 211,000 jobs in November, in report likely to trigger rate hike
MarketWatch, December 4, 2015

Feinstein at center of move to restrict visa-free travel to U.S.
Sacramento Bee, December 1, 2015


CalChamber Elects 2016 Board Officers
CalChamber, December 7, 2015


Photo Release: Day 3: UN Climate Change Conference: Governor Brown Meets with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon, Partners with Chinese, French National Governments
Governor's Office, December 7, 2015

Photo Release: Day 2: UN Climate Change Conference: Governor Brown, Ambassador Hartley Welcome 15 New Signatories to Under 2 MOU Climate Pact
Governor's Office, December 6, 2015

Photo Release: Day 1: Governor Brown Joins World's Climate Leaders at UN Climate Change Conference
Governor's Office, December 5, 2015

China and the world turn to California for climate change expertise
Associated Press, December 7, 2015

California’s political center shifts to France for a week
Sacramento Bee, December 3, 2015

California newest airport terminal extends to Mexico
Associated Press, December 7, 2015

China’s economic slowdown slams California exports
Sacramento Bee, December 7, 2015

Governor Brown Issues Statement on San Bernardino Shooting
Governor's Office, December 2, 2015

More International Articles

Bejing’s Smog Crisis Idles Factories, Boosts Travel
Associated Press, December 8, 2015

EU, Ukraine vow to introduce trade pact next month despite Russian threats
Associated Press, December 7, 2015

EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement Officially Signed
Mondaq, December 7, 2015

EU seeks new air traffic agreements in Gulf carrier battle
Reuters, December 7, 2015

G20 sets up task force to get firms to disclose climate risks
Reuters, December 4, 2015

Markets slide in US and Europe after stimulus falls short
Associated Press, December 3, 2015

U.S., China reach agreement on guidelines for requesting assistance fighting cyber crime
Reuters, December 3, 2015

Draghi Braves QE Hype With Boost That Leaves ECB Room to Do More
Bloomberg, December 3, 2015

First Greek reform review likely done in February: EU official
Reuters, December 3, 2015

Eurozone Inflation Stays Low as ECB Prepares for Action
Associated Press, December 2, 2015



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